Monday, September 8, 2014

Sox Eliminated From AL East Race; Lose, 3-1

(Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
Rubby De La Rosa pitched an otherwise decent game through four innings—but he made one critical mistake to Jose Bautista. That mistake led to a three-run HR and a 3-1 loss to Toronto. Steven Wright finished out the game with five scoreless innings—all while tending to his seashell collection between innings. The loss removed any remote hope that Boston would re-capture the AL East Flag—as Baltimore's win eliminated the 2014 Carmine Hose. The "offense"—such as it was—was "paced" by a Xander Bogaerts RBI and two more hits by Mookie Betts (now hitting .287). The Valentine Magic Number stays at 7.